Brits take stand at I14 Worlds
Published on August 17th, 2018
Richmond, CA (August 17, 2018) – The first day of the 2018 International 14 World Championships saw the Brits dominate the lone race with six teams in the top 10.
In front was father and son, Andy and Tom Partington, driving their International 14 skiff at sonic speed to take the win. Fellow Itchenor Sailing Club sailors, Neale Jones and Ed Fitzgerald, took second with the classic ‘double gybe drop’ at the last leeward mark. German duo, Georg Borkenstein and ‘Big Eike’ Dietrich came in third after piping Daniel Holman and Alex Knight (GBR) who had lead for most of the race but needed to complete a 720 after a tap with Neale and Ed following their decisive ‘DGD’ manoeuvre.
Seven races are planned from August 17 to 24.
Source: VR Sport Media